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MODEL 24
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Multi-Track Live Recording Console

 

Model 24

Recording. Reinvented.

 

24 Channel Multitrack Recorder with Integrated USB Audio Interface and Analog Mixer

TASCAM has been continuously providing industry-leading recording solutions for decades, such as the TASCAM 38 Open Reel 8-track, the DA-88 Digital 8-track and the legendary Portastudio Cassette and Digital Multitrack recorders. TASCAM now builds on this legacy to deliver a new classic: the Model 24 Multitrack Recorder/Mixer/Interface.

Whether used for rehearsal, live shows or studio production, this triple-function recording console perfectly meets the needs of today’s working and recording musician

Simple, Intuitive Design

 

One glance is all you need. The TASCAM Model 24 was developed for easy operation, with everything you need placed right at your fingertips. 100mm faders allow for precise control over volume. A full set of familiar EQ and Auxiliary knobs remove the need for menu diving, and all input/output connections are on the surface for quick and easy access.

 

The Model 24 is truly a modern take on a classic design.

TASCAM’s Revolutionary Recording Technology

 

Featuring 16 high-grade TASCAM mic preamps in addition to multiple sets of stereo line inputs, the Model 24 delivers studio quality audio performance right from the start. When it’s time to record the TASCAM Model 24 allows musicians and engineers to capture up to 24 tracks simultaneously (at 24bit/48kHz resolution) directly to the SD card, with the ability to punch in/out eight tracks at the same time. And once the take is done, the Model 24 can easily playback any or all of the recorded tracks through the console for mixdown.

Flexible Connectivity

 

In addition to the studio quality mic preamps and powerful EQ and routing options, the Model 24 features a dedicated stereo channel 1/8”, dual RCA and Bluetooth™ connectivity. This allows users to easily integrate mobiles devices into the mix for rehearsal playback, walk-in music and more. Finally, the TASCAM Model 24 can also act as a powerful audio interface, and connects directly to your PC or Mac for easy integration with your DAW of choice.

Durability and Reliability

 

Designed to be both lightweight and rugged, the Model 24 can easily be carried from studio to stage with the confidence that TASCAM’s legendary reliability will keep the music going.

 

A true triple threat

The best of both worlds, the TASCAM Model 24 is a full featured 24 Track Digital Multitrack Recorder and 24 Channel USB Audio Interface with integrated Analog Mixdown capabilities. From stage to studio, the Model 24 helps you bring your music together in one easy-to-use device.

 

Record

At the heart of the Model 24 is the legendary TASCAM Portastudio multi-track recording engine. Delivering quality and reliability as only TASCAM can, the Model 24 enables you to record and play back any combination of 24 tracks of digital audio as well as perform overdubs and punch-ins quickly and easily.

 

Record every live gig you play, build your songs track by track, or play along to pre-recorded backing tracks and record the final performance. The Model 24 is designed to work the way you work, with no delays, no limitations and no compromises.

 

Connect

Equally at home in a project studio as on the road the Model 24 is the ideal analog counterpart to your Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). With enough inputs to capture an entire band in a single take, the Model 24 provides quick and easy signal routing to and from your computer without having to stop to re-patch and re-set levels. Inspiration won’t wait, and TASCAM won’t slow you down.

 

Mix

Featuring 12 Mono input channels and 4 Mono/Stereo channels, the TASCAM Model 24 is flexible enough to support most groups on stage but compact enough to carry to the gig. Low noise, high gain preamps, one-knob compressors (on selected channels), flexible routing, powerful EQ and silky smooth 100mm faders combine to deliver a truly dynamic, real-time mixing experience. Combine this with a 7 band EQ, dual monitor sends, and on-board effects making the Model 24 a truly powerful portable mixing solution, ready to take the stage (or studio). No confusing sub menus, no lost presets, just immediate hands-on control and incredible analog sound quality.

 

Channel surfing

Designed for use on the road and in the studio, The Model 24 features four different channel strip configurations. The first two channels feature both an XLR input as well as a switchable line/instrument level ¼” input. These are followed by a ¼” TRS Insert connector for easy patching of a compressor, EQ or other effects. Next are the preamp gain controls (with overload indicator LED), switches for a 100Hz Low cut and the Line/Instrument level select switch.

 

These are followed by the Routing Mode selector, which is common to all channels and allows input assignment selection of your choice - the live incoming signal, the return from a DAW channel or the return from the internal multitrack recorder to each channel for EQ, processing and level control. Worth noting is that the Low Cut switch and the One-Knob Compressor are both wired into the signal path prior to the Routing Mode selection. This ensures that recorded tracks take full advantage of the Low Cut and Compressor setting features.

 

Directly below this selector, and common to the first 12 channels is a One-Knob Compressor that helps to quickly and easily tame dynamics during a live performance. Also common to the first 12 channels is a musical 3 band EQ with a sweepable midrange frequency.

 

Following the EQ section are a set of three auxiliary sends labeled Monitor 1, Monitor 2 and FX, providing additional routing to foldback systems and effects.

 

Next up is the fader section which is consistent across the entire mixer. This roomy control area boasts a Pan control, a backlit Record enable switch and Mute button with an LED indicating engagement. Below these the Model 24 features a full set of 100mm Level faders and individual selector switches for assignment to the Main Mix, the Sub group and Pre Fade Listen. Once again, these are common to all channel strips.

 

Channels 3 – 12 have been streamlined to feature XLR Microphone and ¼” Line Level inputs.

 

Channels 13/14 – 19/20 are configured as stereo input channels and feature an XLR Microphone input as well as dual ¼” stereo inputs, with the Left input summing to Mono if the right input connector is unused. As these channels will typically be used for keyboards, drum machines, modular synthesizers and effects processors, the audio controls have been simplified to remove the One-Knob Compressor and to feature an intuitive fixed three-band EQ.

 

The final channel configuration – channel 21/22 has been optimized for use with mobile devices and features either Stereo RCA and 1/8” inputs as well as Bluetooth™ pairing. This channel has also been optimized to feed Monitor 1 and Monitor 2 via rotary auxiliary send controls

 

Master and Commander

 

The Master section of the Model 24 has been designed to for fast and intuitive use during live performance and tracking. Directly at hand are premium grade 100mm faders for the Main Mix, both Monitors and Sub-mix as well Mute and assignment buttons. Directly above are the controls for the onboard Digital Effects Processor which allow you to add Reverb, Delay, Chorus, Flanger and more to one or more sources and destination.

 

Following that are the controls for the integrated multitrack recorder, an assignable 7 Band Graphic EQ and the patch panel for system outputs, headphones and a footswitch such as the new TASCAM RC-1F.

 

Make Tracks

The integrated 24 Track Digital Multitrack Recorder makes the Model 24 the ideal choice for performers and songwriters alike. With the press of a button, your entire set is recorded and saved to SD card as individual tracks which can be mixed right there and then or imported into you DAW for editing, overdubs and mastering. And in between live gigs, the Model 24 serves as the ideal songwriter’s companion with full record, overdub and punch in/out capabilities.

 

Live and Let DAW

Beyond the ability to simply move recorded tracks to and from a DAW, the Model 24 is also designed as a powerful USB Audio Interface, complete with premium quality mic preamps and onboard compression. Ideal for project studios, the Model 24 will provide 24 simultaneous inputs to a computer based recording system, making it incredibly easy to record multiple musicians simultaneously without the frustration of channel limitations. The Model 24 also provides incredible flexibility at mixdown by making it simple to work completely in-the-box, or route tracks back through the mixer for 22 channels of hands-on control and true analog sound.

 

Features at a glance

All-in-One, Multitrack Recorder with 22 channel Mixer and USB Audio Interface

WAV 48kHz/24-bit, 24 channel multitrack recording to SD, SDHC and SDXC cards

Built-in USB Audio Interface to send/receive audio data to/from DAW

22 Inputs (20 Balanced, 12 Monaural, and 4 Stereo)

16 TASCAM Microphone Preamps

Input Mode switch on every input channel

TASCAM Ultra-HDDA Mic Pre-amp (Channels 1 to 12)

Preamp Gain Controller with Overload indicator (Channels 1 to 12)

3-band EQ with a sweepable mid-range frequency (Channels 1 to 12)

100kHz Low-cut Filter (Channels 1 to 12)

7-band Graphic EQ

16 Pre-set Effects

100mm Long-throw Faders for precise adjustment

Mute, Main/Sub, PLF switches on every input channel

Bluetooth® input supporting both AAC and SBC codecs

SUB Outputs via XLR Balanced and RCA Unbalanced connectors

LINE Inputs via RCA Pin and ⅛" Stereo Mini jacks

3 AUX Outputs (Monitor 1, Monitor 2, FX)

1 Stereo Output for Control Room

Phantom Power (+48V)

¼" Stereo Headphone Output

Backlit buttons for key operations such as REC and Play

Multi Jog-dial for quick menu operation

12-segment LED Output Level Meters

Spec description

Recording section 
Supported MediaSD (512MB to 2GB), SDHC (4GB to 32GB), SDXC (64GB to 512GB), Class 10 or higher required.
File SystemSD card: FAT16, SDHC card: FAT32, SDXC card: exFAT
Recording File FormatWAV(BWF)
Playback FormatWAV(BWF)
Sampling Frequency44.1k / 48k Hz
Bit Depth16 / 24-bit
Recordable ChannelMax. 24 channels (22ch + 2 stereo mix)
Audio Inputs 
MIC INCH1 to 12, 13/14 to 19/20
ConnectorXLR 3-31 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
Maximum Input Level+10dBu
Nominal Input Level8dBu
Minimum Input Level58dBu
Gain Adjustable Range0 to 50dB
Input Impedance1.8k
Phantom Power supply+48V
LINE INCH1 to 20
Connector1/4" (6.3mm) TRS Phone jack (Balanced)
Maximum Input Level+22dBu
Nominal Input Level+4dBu
Gain Adjustable Range10 to +40dB: CH1 to 12, +20 to +30dB: CH13/14 to 19/20
Input Impedance22k
INSERTCH 1 and 2
Connector1/4" (6.3mm) TRS Phone jack (T: Send, R: Return, S: GND)
Return (Ring) 
  Maximum Input Level+18dBu
  Nominal Input Level0dBu
  Input Impedance10k
Send (Tip) 
  Maximum Output Level+18dBu
  Nominal Output Level0dBu
  Output Impedance100
RCA INPUT 
ConnectorRCA Pin jack (Unbalanced)
Maximum Input Level+8dBV
Nominal Input Level10dBV
Input Impedance10k
STEREO INPUT 
Connector1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Mini jack (Unbalanced)
Maximum Input Level+8dBV
Nominal Input Level10dBV
Input Impedance10k
OUTPUTS 
MAIN OUTPUT 
Connector>XLR 3-32 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
Maximum Output Level+22dBu
Nominal Output Level+4dBu
Output Impedance100
SUB OUT, MONITOR, FX OUT, CONTROL ROOM OUT 
Connector>1/4" (6.3mm) TRS Phone jack (T: HOT, R: COLD, S: GND)
Maximum Output Level+16dBu
Nominal Output Level-2dBu
Output Impedance100
PHONES OUT 
Connector1/4" (6.3mm) Stereo Phone jack
Output Level80mW + 80mW (32 loaded)
REMOTECompatible with TASCAM RC-1F Foot Switch
Connector1/4" (6.3mm) TS Phone jack
USB Audiofor connection with PC
Sampling Rate44.1k / 48k Hz
Bit Depth16 / 24-bit
Maximum INPUT and OUTPUT24 Inputs / 22 Outputs
USB 
ConnectorUSB B type 4-pin
FormatUSB2.0 High-Speed, Mass-storage class/USB Audio Class
Bluetooth 
Output ClassClass 2 (Transmission range: approx. 33ft. / 10 m)
* Transmission range may vary, depending on surroundings.
Bluetooth version4.0
Supported ProfileA2DP, AVRCP 1.0
Supported A2DP CodecsSBC, AAC
A2DP Content ProtectionSCMS-T
Channel EQ 
Low-Cut100Hz, 18dB / Octave
Hi-Shelving+15dB / 15dB, Cut off frequency: 12kHz
MidPeaking
(MONO): +15dB / 15dB, 100Hz to 8kHz Variable
(STEREO): +15dB / 15dB, Center frequency = 600Hz
MID Band Q Fix, 0.55
Low-Shelving+15dB / 15dB, Cut off frequency = 80Hz
Graphic EQ 
Band7-Band
Frequency125 / 250 / 500 / 1k / 2k / 4k / 8k Hz
Gain+15dB / 15dB
FX 
Type1: SMALL HALL / 2: LARGE HALL / 3: SMALL ROOM / 4: LARGE ROOM / 5: PLATE / 6: STUDIO / 7: LIVE / 8: SHORT DELAY/ 9: DELAY / 10: PING PONG / 11: CHORUS / 12: FLANGER / 13: DELAY + S.HALL / 14: DELAY + L.HALL / 15: CHORUS + S.HALL / 16: CHORUS + L.HALL
PowerAC 100 to 240V, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption52 W
Dimensions (WHD)576 513 112.5 mm (including side panels, knobs and connectors)
540 503 112.5 mm (excluding side panels. including knobs and connectors)
including Side panels22.67" 20.20" 4.43" / 576 513 112.5 mm (including knobs and connectors)
excluding Side panels)20.26" 19.80" 4.43" / 540 503 112.5 mm (including knobs and connectors)
Weight22.04 lbs. / 10 kg
Operating Temperature41 to 95F / 5 to 35C
Included ItemsAC Cord, Owner's manual (incl. Warranty card)
Available AccessoriesTASCAM RC-1F Footswitch

 

Audio Performance

Residual Output Noise100dBu (MAIN OUT, MAIN fader: MIN)
Equivalent Input Noise128dBu (Mono Input Channel, Rs: 150, GAIN knob: Max)
Total Harmonic Distortion0.01% or less (MIC IN to MAIN OUT, Max input level, 1kHz, GAIN min.)
0.004% or less (MIC IN to MAIN OUT, +4dBu, 1kHz, GAIN min.)
Frequency Response20Hz to 30kHz (+0.5/1.0dB: Analog)
20Hz to 20kHz (+0.5/1.0dB: Digital)
Crosstalk80dB, channels/input and output (1kHz, PAN fully counter clockwise/fully clockwise)
Maximum Gain74dB (MIC to MAIN OUT)
50dB (MIC to INSERT OUT)
74dB (MIC to SUB OUT)
79dB (MIC to CR OUT)
75dB (MIC to MONITOR OUT)
75dB (MIC to FX OUT)
24dB (USB/SD to MAIN OUT)
(EQ and-EQ flatten, PAN fully counter clockwise/fully clockwise)
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